Industrial Design – Occupational Skills Certificate

Top Code: 1009.00

The curriculum prepares students with some prior design background to seek entry-level employment/internship in the industrial design professions, which encompass product, transportation, environmental and entertainment design. Students also use portfolios for transfer application to four-year and graduate institutions. Innovation and the creative design process are the focus of the program. Completion of the program results in a portfolio of projects.

An Occupational Skills Certificate is awarded upon completion of all required courses with a grade of C or better.

Program Outcomes

  1. Understand the fundamental purpose of the industrial design professions and its integral role in the business world.
  2. Create hands-on projects that demonstrate basic design processes which include problem definition, research, concept development and refinement, and final presentation.
  3. Perform appropriate technical skills using professional tools, materials and processes for application to design projects and presentations.
  4. Analyze, evaluate and improve designs through the critique process.

Requirements for the Occupational Skills Certificate

Semester I
ART 018RENDERING3
Semester II
ART 033APRODUCT DESIGN APPLICATION I3
ART 118ADVANCED RENDERING3
or ART 015 SKETCHING FOR DESIGN
Semester III
ART 033BPRODUCT DESIGN APPLICATION II3
Semester IV
ART 033CPRODUCT DESIGN APPLICATION III3
Total Units15

Recommended Electives

ART 011AFOUNDATION DRAWING3
ART 016PERSPECTIVE3
ART 032ADESIGN-THREE DIMENSIONAL3
DMA 012DIGITAL ART: PAINTING & DRAWING3
DMA 080A3D MODELING & SCULPTING3
PHOT 030INTRODUCTION TO DIGITAL IMAGE EDITING3